I spend Thursday mornings with my autist musicians .
So far we have been acoustic in our explorations. We like to touch our instruments, smell them, feel where the vibrations are coming from; we are very physical, as well as cerebral, in our appreciation of sound.
Today we discovered electricity and microphones and a wonderful toy called a Kaos pad that I bought a long time ago for an electro music project. It distorts the voice and can sample short extracts and then play them back….
We were in heaven or a least we were floating in the sky like Lucy with her diamonds. Not only did we sing in a microphone (and/or make entertaining noises like farts) but then the sound that came out of the speaker was even funnier and whizzed off into space like a rocket and took us with it.
We laughed a lot:
And we did a bit of breathing:
And the boy with the red hair performed “le RAP 2009”, (that’s what he says it was called, and he doesn’t usually speak very much, so I believe him):
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
The sun usually shines on Thursday mornings and it did today.
12 hours ago